un scolding


the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof: I got a scolding for being late again.

1425–75; late Middle English; see scold, -ing1

unscolding, adjective
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Word Origin & History

mid-12c., "person of ribald speech," also "person fond of abusive language," from O.N. skald "poet" (see skald). The sense evolution may reflect the fact that Gmc. poets (like their Celtic counterparts) were famously feared for their ability to lampoon and mock (e.g. skaldskapr
"poetry," also, in Icelandic law books, "libel in verse"). From the beginning, used especially of women. The verb is attested from late 14c.
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